A Poem by Oscar Wilde
By Jorge Luis Borges
Translation by Suzanne Jill Levine
A short essay on Oscar Wilde from 1925, previously available only in Spanish. Translated by Suzanne Jill Levine, this essay is an outtake from the Viking/Penguin Selected Non-Fictions.
The Zahir and I
Fiction by Andrew Hurley
Borges translator Andrew Hurley delivered this amusing Borges parody at a recent Borges conference.
Jorge Luis Borges at 100: A Lecture by Carlos Fuentes
The Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes delivered a presentation about Borges on October 18 at New York Citys 92nd Street Y. The Libyrinth covered this wonderful lecture. You may read about it here: Borges at 100: A Lecture by Carlos Fuentes.
The Secret Images
Photographs by Sean Kernan
In The Secret Books, award-winning photographer and artist Sean Kernan combined Borges texts with haunting photographs. Here, in a Garden of Forking Paths exclusive, he offers a glimpse at the unpublished photographs.
Borgesian Book Review Contest
Borges famously wrote:
"The composition of vast books is a laborious and impoverishing extravagance. To go on for five hundred pages developing an idea whose perfect oral exposition is possible in a few minutes! A better course of procedure is to pretend that these books already exist, and then to offer a resume, a commentary . . . More reasonable, more inept, more indolent, I have preferred to write notes upon imaginary books."
In this spirit, The Modern Word recently sponsored a "Borgesian Book review" contest:
|In the spirit of Borges' remark, write a book review of an imaginary book. The book may be from any time period, it may be fiction or non-fiction, and it's author may be either an invention or an actual writer.
The results are in, and may be viewed here, at Contest #1.